Capitol CMG Publishing Celebrates First No. 1 Pop Hit With Nashville Party

Pictured (L-R): Peter York, Jimi Williams, Josh Kotras, Tommee Profitt, Karrie Dawley, Brad O’Donnell, Lindsey O’Halloran. Photo: Jordan Merrigan

ASCAP songwriter Tommee Profitt, and Brentwood, Tennessee-based Capitol CMG Publishing recently celebrated their first No. 1 pop hit, for rapper NF’s “Let You Down.”

Co-written by Profitt and Nate Feuerstein (NF),”Let You Down” topped both the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 and Hot Christian Songs charts, and has moved 5.8 million tracks worldwide. “Let You Down” has been certified platinum in 16 countries, and earned Top 10 status at radio in more than 10 countries.

Capitol CMG Publishing and ASCAP celebrated the achievement with a festive afternoon, complete with customized No. 1 balloons, at ASCAP’s Nashville office on Thursday, April 12.

“Humbled beyond words,” said Profitt. “A top 40 No. 1 is never something that was even on my radar. I feel so grateful for the opportunity to make music with one of my best friends. NF is one of the most talented artists I know, and it’s been a honor to be a part of his journey since the beginning. So thankful for my entire team at Capitol CMG Publishing and Universal Music Publishing Group, this entire experience has been a dream.”

Tommee Profitt. Photo: Jordan Merrigan

Profitt also produced NF’s latest chart-topping album, Perception, which was recently certified Gold by the RIAA. Their longstanding musical collaboration traces back to their shared Michigan roots. Profitt has also worked with artists including Ruby Amanfu, Colton Dixon, and Nichole Nordeman, and has had work featured in television shows including Empire, Seal Team, Prison Break, and movies including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.

 

“We could not be more thrilled to have our first ever pop No. 1 song as a publisher with Tommee,” shares Capitol CMG Chief Creative Officer Brad O’Donnell. “Tommee is an incredibly gifted writer and producer and we love our partnership with him. He cares deeply about artists and songs and has a unique ability to connect with artists to create their best work. We believe this is only the first of many No. 1’s for him!”

“ASCAP is thrilled to congratulate Tommee and the entire Capitol CMG Team on the enormous, multi-genre impact of this song, and the incredible global reach that it continues to have,” said ASCAP VP, Membership Michael Martin.

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP’s Michael Martin, Tommee Profitt, Kele Currier.
Photo: Jordan Merrigan

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